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Reds' Leake stymies Nationals 5-1, improves to 5-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Mike Leake allowed an unearned run over seven innings to remain unbeaten and the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Saturday night.Leake (5-0) allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out five, becoming the first pitcher in Reds history to go undefeated after 11 major league starts. The right-hander is the first Cincinnati starting pitcher to win his first five decisions since Santo Alcala in 1976.He also singled twice in three at-bats, raising his average to .417.The Reds used RBI doubles by Joey Votto and Orlando Cabrera and run-scoring singles by Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce to break a two-game skid.Washington's Luis Atilano (5-2) gave up two runs — one earned — and six hits in seven innings.The Reds took advantage of an error for a 1-0 lead in the first, when leadoff hitter Cabrera reached on third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's wide throw. After Phillips bounced into a fielder's choice, Votto hit an RBI double into the right-field corne...

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